What handbags are in style for 2023? Here’s what was seen the most on the runways & fashion editor picks
Handbag trends 2023 are fun, colorful and more practical than the micro handbag trends of the past couple of years. They’re also an easy way to update your 2023 wardrobe. These trending handbags are the ones I see the most often on Vogue, fashion blogs and influencers. It’s not just the runway shows that are shaping the popular handbag trends of 2023 but also the ethical and sustainable movement that’s influencing some our bag shopping habits. Designer handbag trends 2023 in bright hues, metallic and pretty sparkling iterations continue from Fall and the trending styles include classics like top handle bags bags, the Lady Dior, Balenciaga Hourglass bag, and Prada Re-Edition 1995 bags. It doesn’t even have to mean buying something new but even bringing an old style that you might have tucked away. However, if you like to change it up every season or year, there are also lots of fun trending bags in this best purses 2023 edit to do it with. Keep scrolling for the 2023 bag trends and handbag color trends 2023 to know.
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The 14 handbag trends of 2023
A lot of this years bag trends were last years bag trends too which means no need to do a complete purse shelf overhaul. If you’re looking for a new piece to update your look this season, these are 14 of the purse trends for 2023 to have fun with this year that are shaping up to be the most popular handbags for 2023.
- Metallic bags.
- Green bags.
- Crescent bags.
- Oversized XXL bags.
- Textured fuzzy bags.
- Embellished bags.
- Top handle bags.
- Box clutches.
- Ethical and sustainable brands and bags.
- Doubled up bags.
- Heart shaped bags.
- Re-edition bags.
- Fringe bags.
- Baguette bags
Handbag Trends 2023
A lot of these handbags are preorder so you can be the first to get your hands on them. I’m tempted by the Valentino crystal bag as it’s so pretty and the metallic silver Diesel DX1 when it’s back in stock.
The designer handbag trends 2023 are stunning but I’ve also included luxe for less versions that are more friendly on the credit card.
1. Metallic Bag Trend 2023
It’s not just clothing that’s got the high shine, glam update this year but handbag trends 2023 have got the metallic treatment as well. Metallic bags were everywhere in silver, gold, pink, lavender, green and blue. As seen at Gabriella Hearst, Tom Ford and Diesel whose D1 XS silver bag has already sold out.
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From designer handbag trends 2023 to luxe for less styles these are the best purses to nail the metallic handbag trend for 2023.
2. 2023 handbag color trend – Go Green
Green was big last year and it’s still in vogue for 2023. It came down the Spring Summer 2023 runways in all shades from neon green at Givenchy to forest greens at Jil Sander.
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3. Handbag Trends 2023 | Crescent Bags
Crescent bags were everywhere at the 2022 and 2023 fashion shows so they’re set to stay in style for 2023. It doesn’t matter with this 2023 bag trend if they’re slouchy, ruched or structured. Bonus points for creating a monochromatic look with is as seen at Balmain and Hermès or going for details like gold handles as seen at Bally.
4. Oversized Bags
This 2021 bag trend is still going for 2023 and I’m thankful for it as my bags always seem to be bulging. The oversized bag trends for 2023 are both structured and unstructured as seen at Marni Spring Summer 2023 fashion show with their bright yellow pillowy oversized bags and can be either neutral or bold colorful prints.
Whether it’s an oversized bag tucked under your arm or a shoulder bag, this practical bag trend can stick around as long as it wants to. Which is why it’ll probably continue to be one of the most popular handbag trends for 2023.
5. Textured fuzzy bags & faux fur bags | 2022-2023 bag trends
Faux fur bags add texture and warmth to your outfits and you don’t have to worry about them getting scratched like you do lambskin. Y2K fashion trends are still going strong and this is just another way to wear it. As seen at Fendi, Balenciaga and Khaite to name a few. I have only linked faux fur and faux shearling here as I don’t support real fur.
6. Embellished Bags
Embellished and sparkly bags are one of my favorite handbag trends for 2023 and one of the most popular handbag trends for 2023. The more sparkly and glam the better. They’re an easy way to bring your outfit to life and are in keeping with the optimistic fashion vibe this years bringing.
These beauties aren’t just to be worn with your cocktail dresses, they look just as good styled with your jeans and everyday wear. Think sparkly sequins, crystal embellished styles as seen at Chanel Metiers D’Art and even fringing.
The Balenciaga hourglass bag might be the most stunning designer handbag trend of 2023 bag but there’s lots of more affordable luxe for less versions around. The one I have (above) is under $100.
8. Top Handle Bags
Top handle bags will always be a classic but this year they’re a trend again and one of the most popular handbags for 2023. They came in all sizes on the 2023 runways from Miu Miu to Louis Vuitton. From mini to medium in all colors. So break out your classics or invest in something new. It doesn’t have to be rectangular or square there are lots of other iterations around this year to play with this bag trend.
If you’re unsure what style of bag to invest in and want to splurge, classic top handles will always be in style and are one of the designer handbag trends of 2023 worth splurging on.
9. Box Clutches
Box clutches are still in style for 2023. Structured, solid box clutches with and without chains in black, gold, red, white and green were seen at Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Khaite. With this years fashion having more of a celebratory party vibe these make a great evening bag, especially the crystal encrusted styles. If you’re looking for more of a day bag, the graphic prints are edgier and fun.
10. Ethical and Sustainable bags and brands
Ethical and sustainable brands are becoming more and more sought after and some of the most popular handbags for 2023. So although this isn’t a specific handbag trend for 2023, it is a trending way of shopping. Some of the best purses for 2023 just happen to be vegan and brands like Stella McCartney and Public Goods are great for finding sustainable and vegan leather alternatives.
11. Heart Shape bags 2023
I’ve had my eye on some quilted heart Chanel bags for a while and now might be the time to take the plunge as they were all over Chanel’s Spring 2023 collection runway show. Along with their boxy vanity bags which are still very much in style.
Whether it’s a heart shaped bag or heart clasp they make the cutest addition to your 2023 wardrobe not just for Valentine’s Day. Other designers showing heart shaped bags and embellishments include Ester Manas, L’Alingi and Alaia with their Le Coeur bag.
12. Re-Edition bags
It makes sense with Y2K and 90’s styles being in style that bags like the Prada Re-edition 1995 are in. Last year it was bowling ball bags in all sizes, leather hobos, Prada Re-Edition 2005 shoulder bags, 90’s bags like the Lady Dior and Balenciaga’s City bag. For 2023 it looks like Prada could be having a moment with not just their triangle bag but their structured re-edition 1995 handbag.
13. Fringe handbag trend 2023
Fringe bags were everywhere at Versace, Dries Van Noten and Cult Gaia. From shorter length to floor grazing styles. For practicality maybe stick to the shorter to mid length styles. They’re one of those bags that always make a statement and are perfect for Spring/Summer 2023. So if crystal bags aren’t your thing, you can still bring the drama with a fringe bag.
14. Baguette Bags
While we’re on the subject of re-edition bags and vintage shapes the baguette bag is staying in style for 2023 too. Take a look at Carrie’s purple sequin Fendi in ‘And Just Like That’ for inspiration. I’ve always loved this style as it’s big enough for the day and small enough for the evening. Plus you can wear it as a shoulder bag or carry it.
Surprisingly Prada has one of the better priced designer baguette bags in nylon. Nylon bags are also making a come bag again this year too. Fashionphile also has a huge selection of vintage Fendi baguette bags.
Are top handle bags in style 2023?
Yes, absolutely! Some of the best purses for 2023 are top handle bags. They were at all of the 2023 runway shows from Versace to Chanel to Rokh and influencers like Leonie Hanne and In The Frow are always carrying them. They’re a classic style that never really goes out of fashion but are most definitely in fashion for 2023.
However, if yours has been gathering dust or you were thinking of buying one, now’s the time to bring it back out or go get the one you’ve had your eye on as they’re most definitely in.
What bags are staying on or coming back into rotation in 2023
Since top handles are in those will definitely be staying in rotation. I purchased the pink Versace Medusa bag as soon as it came out in Fall ’21 and am still going to keep wearing it in 2023 along with my top handle medium Lady Dior bag.
I’m also bringing back out my gold studded Christian Louboutin bag that hasn’t seen daylight in a few years since metallics and studs are back in style.
Are bucket bags in style 2023?
They’re on some but not all fashion editors bag trends lists for 2023. The last time I saw them on a runway was Dior’s fashion show back in June 2022 but they were all over the streets at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023. They were more predominant at the FW2223 fashion shows like Flying Solo, Louis Vuitton and Chloe. So while they’re in for Fall Winter 2022-2023, I’m not sure how much they’ll stick around for the rest of 2023.
What are the handbag color trends 2023
The handbag color trends for 2023 are bright or metallic! Think red, pink, lavender, all shades of green and metallic. As seen at Balmain, Loewe, Valentino, Ferragamo and Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2023 Paris Fashion Week to name a few.
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